Boracay gets its first cinema

If you thought businesses were done commercializing the Philippines’ Boracay island, you thought wrong.

The first cinema on the once secluded paradise opened last Friday, which means there’s really no running away from the latest blockbusters. Owned and operated by City Malls and ABS-CBN, the cinema is located inside City Mall Boracay and has two theaters that can seat 220 people.

While this may sound like a let down for tourists who visit the island to get away from indoor city activities like watching a movie, it actually provides convenience for Boracay’s locals.

In the past, residents would have travel for four hours via boat and bus to watch a movie in Roxas City, located in a different province.

Imagine traveling that long, only to be disappointed by movies last month’s Justice League. 

City Mall Boracay opened its doors in February and can be found along Diniwid Beach Road and Boracay Tambisaan Jetty Port Road, away from the famed White Beach.

Known for its blue waters, white sand beach, and raging nightlife, Boracay has been named the world’s best island by magazine Condé Nast Traveler but continues to suffer from overdevelopment, a problem the government has had trouble solving.

Paywall: You’re outta here, Coconuts stories are free for all

We have removed our paywall on all Coconuts stories. This does not mean the end of COCO+ Membership at all, but the value proposition is changing.

Rather than being a transactional subscription – whereby you pay for access to content – it is now a true membership program – whereby Coconuts stories are free for everyone but super-fans can monetarily support our independent journalism, and get added member benefits.

If you'd like to support Coconuts, you can become a COCO+ Member for as little as US$5 per year. Thank you!

READ MORE

CITY: MANILACATEGORY: LIFESTYLE

Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on
MOST POPULAR

Send this to a friend